Oscars are here and Best Visual Effects category has worthy contenders -- Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Who wins the statuette is a discussion we can have post February 28 ceremony (February 29 morning for us in India) but before that Burger Fiction has a stunning supercut of all the past winners in the category.
With the apt title, ‘Every Best Visual Effects Winner. Ever.’, the supercut goes back right to the beginning. In 1929, the inaugural title of “Best Engineering Effects” went to Wings’ Roy Pomeroy. It has come a long way from there to the 2015 winner, Interstellar, and its acute technical prowess.
The supercut include iconic films like 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1954’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1953’s The War of the Worlds, 1964’s Mary Poppins and 1982’s E.T. the Extra Terrestrial has claimed (1982), 1993’s Jurassic Park (1993), and three Star Wars films.
A warning though, as the video points out, no Best Picture winner has won Best Visual Effects since 2003’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.